Competing Chain Offers Five Guys Hamburglar A Year Of Free Burgers If He Turns Himself In

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Who says competitors can’t try to help each other out? Wayback Burgers is stepping up to help lure in the real life hamburglar who cooked himself up a snack in the kitchen of a closed Five Guys in Washington D.C. with what should be a tempting reward: free burgers for a year.

Perhaps the move is bit self-serving — just like the crime, get it? — as Wayback gets to join a story that’s already caught the attention of the public. But still, free food.

“As you may be aware, there is a gentleman who broke in and made himself a burger at another restaurant brand last month in the D.C. area and is still at large,” John Eucalitto, President of Wayback Burgers said in a statement. “To that gentleman, I’d like to say that we all make mistakes — from committing this illegal act to your choice of burgers. I strongly encourage you to do the right thing and turn yourself in right away.”

Once the suspect hands himself over to police and takes “accountability” for his actions, Wayback will furnish him with free burgers for a year.

“It’s not too late to turn it around based on what you did,” Eucalitto says. “We’ll be keeping an eye on this story.”

Let’s just hope this doesn’t spur a rash of copycat, burger-cooking crimes from others seeking free food.

(h/t Fox 11)

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